Disaster Planning | March 10, 2021
Upon completion of this course, you will:
- Learn about how WITNESS supports activists to document and preserve human rights video.
- Draw attention to citizen footage of under-reported stories.
- Discuss some of WITNESS’s tools and apps made to keep people safe while filming.
- Learn about the use of video footage as an increasingly prevalent form of evidence (legal or historical).
- Learn the importance of training witnesses on archival practices and principles.
- Learn the trends around citizen video footage (livestreaming, app based, constantly changing or proprietary formats, etc.)
- Learn existing guides or best practices for archives/archivists acquiring these materials.
- Understand affective impact on creators, subjects, users, archivists given the nature of violent content.
- Learn the role of metadata to ensure authenticity, trustworthiness, and accuracy.
Who Should Attend:
Archivists, librarians, staff, managers who provide any type of information services.
What You Should Already Know:
No prior experience is necessary.
Once the webcast is purchased, go to SAA's Learning Management System and click the Resources tab to access a PDF of the presentation slides and the webcast exam (if applicable).